Online Diploma in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 02 March - 02 November 2018

Online Diploma in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

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Deadline to Apply: 1st March 2018

Mode: Online (pdf notes, videos, mp3 audios, online chat, community work and assignments)

Start Date: Monday 5th March 2018.

End Date: Friday 2nd November 2018

Duration: 8 months (2 hours a day)

Course Fee: USD 800 (payable in full or four installments)

Certificate Offered: YES

Assessment: 4 online continuous assessment tests, class work and final exam at a center near your city.

About Humanitarian Elites
Humanitarian Elites is an organization well established in Kenya composed of professionals with diverse experience, practices, skills and knowledge spread across Africa mandated to improve access to quality education, knowledge and attitudes to foster development in middle and low level income countries.

Started in February 2005 in Kenya, the organization has trained thousands of professionals in Malindi, Lamu, Nairobi and Isibania in Kenya; Yambio, Maridi, Rumbke, Wau and Juba in South Sudan; Kampala, Jinja and Gulu in Uganda and Moshi, Arusha and Dodoma in Tanzania including various locations in Central Africa Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo.

About WASH Course
This course introduces the students to the core principles of planning, designing and implementing activities to improve sustainable and equitable access to domestic water supply and sanitation facilities and improve hygiene behaviours.

Today in the 21st century, statistics show that after every 90 seconds, a child dies due to water related diseases (UNICEF-IPM); one in ten people are unable to access safe water and one in three people lack access to a toilet. It is not fully their fault but they find themselves entangled in cycles of poverty, conflicts and natural calamities. I believe that we have a divine duty to reduce water related diseases that continue to claim millions of people worldwide especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

This course will give you a chance to join a team of equal minded professionals to curtail domestic water contamination, provide safe water and reduce water related infections to the vulnerable and hard-to-reach areas that have been afflicted by conflict, droughts and flooding-calamities afflicting much pain to the young, women, elderly and immune-compromised populations. Preventing human contact to disease agents, empowering people on determinants of health, saving lives and timely interventions greatly reduces prevalence of preventable diseases in neglected, conflict and post-conflict areas.

Targets for this Course
This course is targeting anybody in the water and sanitation area including hygiene promoters, WASH project managers, community leaders, NGO staff and employee, government civil servants, students in colleges or universities, unemployed people, proposal writers, programme managers, management and implementation staff, water management committees, community volunteers, health promoters, health experts etc.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, the grandaunts will have gained skill, knowledge and experience in:
• Planning, managing and controlling water and sanitation projects
• Design, monitoring and evaluation of sanitation projects/programmes
• Effective execution of disease prevention project activities
• Develop competence in allocation of resources to sanitation and hygiene education
• Develop the suitable strategy for effective health promotion


Topic 1. Introduction to WASH ( definitions, objectives of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), characteristics of WASH programs, integration of WASH, roles of WASH officers, resource mapping)

Topic 2. Hygiene Promotion (sustainable development goals, community needs assessment, community participation and engagement, water supply systems, excreta disposal methods, waste management, sanitation, gender and WASH, hand-washing process etc)

Topic 3. Disease Prevention (Communicable diseases causality, transmission and prevention, spread of diseases, control and management of infectious diseases, outbreak investigation process, types and management, sanitation etc)

Topic 4. Community Management (assessing community involvement, community strategy, community participation and engagement, resource mobilization, stakeholders analysis etc )

Topic 5. Hygiene Education (definitions, sanitation, health education, hygiene promotion, role of hygiene promoters, communication strategies, IEC materials designing, hygiene education in various settings, behavior change models, community total-led sanitation

Topic 6. WASH in Various Settings (water, sanitation and hygiene in schools, refugee populations, prisons, marketplace, homes, urban areas, rural settings, among elderly-disabled-children-terminally ill, slums etc)

Topic 7. Environmental Health Hazards (biological, chemical, physical and natural hazards, hazard identification and analysis, CCP, HACCP, hazard management and crisis prevention and control)

Topic 8. Monitoring and Evaluation for WASH Projects (M & E plans, process, templates, tools for M & E, types of M & E, steps in monitoring and evaluation, logical framework models, developing M & E plans, data collection plan, data analysis etc

Topic 9. Practicum for 30 Hours (protection of water collection points, water treatment, construction of septic tanks and VIP toilets, community sensitizations, hygiene promotion, health education in schools, prisons etc )

How to Apply
Download the application form click the arrow or blue words Humanitarian Elites Online Application Form.doc (91.5 KB)

Save it with your full name and course e.g. John Mwamburi Gachuku Application WASH

Fill the form and send it with your CV to: [email protected] with Subject of the email: Diploma in WASH


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